posted on August 19, 2015 at 1:40 am
somewhere near you soon

somewhere near you soon

lets see last time i wrote anything but damn I’ve lost track

we played in philly we played in a huge round tent at cape cod

george who is a local fire lieutenant and his friend chris

pick up me and haugie and take us to the cape cod beach

wow water a lovely temperature

and i just love the east coast beaches in summer

and i love how forlorn they are in winter too

but this beach was hot and sunny

george and chris had cold waters and towels and deckchairs and everything

these guys might have been big and talked like tony soprano(to my uneducated ears)

but they were fucking lovely geezers and george even shouted us breakfast

even though he had none himself

it was so cool to hang with those guys

later on chris got excited at the show and was standing up yelling out stuff

but it was fucking hilarious banter and i was smiling my head off

the show at the cape cod gig was ultra short but the crowd went bananas

they go a bit more bananas for the furs but thats ok because the furs are pretty good

richard butler has one of the most instantly recognisable voices in rocknroll

i have always admired and rated him since the first record

he is a cool guy and he and the rest of the furs and crew are gentlemen

except their front of house person and their keyboard player who are real ladies

its a great treat for people to see two vintage bands who still are rocking

music for discerning adults maybe

I’ve run out of definitions

sitting in back of bus now riding into nyc

irving plaza tonight

important gig i guess

the church will rock

you can be sure of it

over n out

its almost 100 frickin’ degrees outside

I’m five foot and 11 inches if you wondering

and i weigh about 12 stone

and i got a ton of things on my tiny mind

aloha you cool creatures

8 Responses to “big apple heatwave rocknroll etc (just the usual…)”

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    Will | 19 August 2015 at 3:17 am #

    Looking forward to the Irving Plaza show tonight. I hope they have the fans set on high as it’s going to be a hot one. Taking the wife to her first Church show tonight so look for the girl with the sun in her eyes. Cheers!

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      Will | 20 August 2015 at 4:13 am #

      Hi Steve. Great show at Irving Plaza last night – you and the band looked like you were really enjoying yourself, until the final 2 minutes of Miami. Why were the crew taking apart the keyboard and drum kit while you were still playing? I’ve never seen anything like that at any concert I’ve attended – really odd. Besides that, it was an energetic and electric set. Thanks for coming back to the US and safe travels on the rest of the tour.

  2. etta
    etta | 19 August 2015 at 6:35 am #

    Man someday you gotta let go of such weighty things. I know what it is like to be anticipatory. Lol. Someday you gotta levitaten up with me as Patti Smith said. But what would I know? 🙂 She’ll be apples heh.

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    mattyc | 19 August 2015 at 11:05 am #

    So glad you got to enjoy Cape Cod, warm and noisy,crowded and fun in the summer but lonely,austere and beautiful when winter breathes her sanitary silence. Sounds like the locals treated you right. Kudos to them for their hospitality. We chose to attend Portland, although it was the furthest New England show for us and it was a perfect night,great song choices. We parked ourselves in front of Ian and were very impressed with his musicianship and stage presence. I have been attending Church shows since The Gold Afternoon Fix tour and have never seen the band tighter. My wife is also quite a fan now and,como una colombiana,we are converting the in-laws in her homeland. They WILL be tour, Medellin?

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    klik | 19 August 2015 at 2:05 pm #

    Could not make it to NYC for the show, but received my DVD of Psychedelic Symphony in the mail yesterday and watched it four times in a row today. Not enough words to describe how happy I am to have a captive church on visual play/pause/repeat for me whenever I want. It would be amazing if you could film one of the Blurred Crusade shows…or maybe even some day all of f/d live? Love that album fiercely, already. Thank you for the music and words. I can’t imagine a day without them.

  5. Pictish
    Pictish | 19 August 2015 at 9:25 pm #

    “Music for discerning people.” Music for people who remember new vinyl and having to replace the tooth on the turntable because it’s been worn down to the nub. Music for anyone who ever fell deep into a Roger Dean painting and never fully came back because there were no impossibly levitating cliffs or flying fish… for those who remember the lost art of album covers.

    To me the Church is creatively in a separate world from the Furs. I appreciate their sound, but they don’t have a patch on you guys.

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